2008 MacBook Pro 17-inch A1261 GPU repair

My in-laws had an old MacBook Pro that they wanted the data wiped from, mainly because the display was missing vertical columns of pixels. I couldn’t bring myself to erase without figuring out what the issue was, surely others were on this years ago. Here’s a summary of people describing the issue with past and current fixes (the last I may attempt at a later date when I’m a bit more mobile).

Apple Community Support – Vertical lines of missing pixels on MacBook Pro

One customer saying that Apple replaced his machine

Apple’s Repair Extension, ended December 7, 2012

Here's what my sister-in-law's MacBook Pro Screen looks like

DosDude1 describes the repair, he replaces a defective Nvidia 8600M GPU on a 15-inch 2008 MacBook Pro

A1261 2008 17″ MacBook Prorepair.wiki

iFixit.com – MacBook Pro 17″ Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261

Schematics and Boardviews Availability at logi.wiki

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